Meet our new arrivals

As a conservation charity, new arrivals and breeding success is not only incredibly exciting, but it's also vital to the future of many of the species that we look after.

A combination of factors, including detailed planning, highly knowledgeable keepers, great infrastructure, a compressive animal nutrition plan, top husbandry techniques and scientific insight to back it all up, all contribute to the breeding successes here.

22/06/17

GB first: rare Andean bear cub born

The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has emerged from its den at and it’s absolutely adorable.

  • New arrivals
  • Andean bears
  • Feature - Andean Bear

02/06/17

Baby Boom at the Zoo!

The hatching of two extremely rare Javan green magpie chicks has added to a spectacular spring time baby boom here at the Zoo.

  • New arrivals

26/05/17

Tiny trotters! Red river hog piglets born at Chester Zoo

Two “pocket-sized” piglets have been born at Chester Zoo.

  • New arrivals

26/05/17

Tiny trotters! Red river hog piglets born at the zoo

Two “pocket-sized” piglets have been born at the zoo.

  • New arrivals

22/05/17

Two adorable African sengis have been born at Chester Zoo

The tiny twins - also known as round-eared elephant shrews – have been nicknamed Ping and Pong by zookeepers, as they are currently no bigger than table tennis balls.

  • Sengi
  • New arrivals

22/05/17

Two adorable African sengis have been born

The tiny twins - also known as round-eared elephant shrews – have been nicknamed Ping and Pong by zookeepers, as they're no bigger than table tennis balls.

  • Sengi
  • New arrivals
  • Mammals

05/05/17

Rare pheasant chicks hatch in Chester Zoo first

A rare pheasant usually found in the rainforests of South East Asia has been successfully bred at Chester Zoo for the first time.

  • Birds
  • Conservation Breeding and Management
  • Conservation in the zoo
  • New arrivals

24/04/17

World’s largest rodent gives birth at Chester Zoo

A playful capybara pup has arrived to 'celebrity' mum, Lily.

  • New arrivals
  • Mammals
  • Capybaras

24/04/17

World’s largest rodent gives birth at Chester Zoo

A playful capybara pup has arrived to 'celebrity' mum, Lily.

  • New arrivals
  • Mammals
  • Capybaras

04/04/17

Stunning CCTV footage captures moment rare giraffe calf is born

CCTV cameras have captured the beautiful moment a rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf is born – including its first adorable wobbly steps.

  • New arrivals
  • Giraffes
  • Feature - Giraffe
  • Mammals

03/04/17

First Bornean orangutan born in almost a decade at Chester Zoo

We're celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan - the first of its kind to be born here at the zoo in almost a decade.

  • Orangutans
  • New arrivals
  • Mammals

30/03/17

Freaky, squeaky & streaky! ‘Bizarre’ new species arrives

We're now home to the ‘only lowland streaked tenrecs’ to be found in any of the world’s leading zoos.

  • Tenrec
  • New arrivals

09/02/17

Our keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned antelope calf

Our keepers are helping to raise an orphaned baby antelope, a Kirk's dik-dik.

  • New arrivals
  • Mammals

03/02/17

Endangered giant otter ‘Diego Junior’ arrives

A rare giant otter has arrived as part of an endangered species breeding programme.

  • Otters
  • Mammals
  • New arrivals

20/01/17

Walking tall! Giraffe calf stays close to mum during outdoor debut

Three-week-old giraffe calf, Murchison, has given his long legs a stretch during his outdoor debut.

  • Giraffes
  • Feature - Giraffe
  • New arrivals

18/01/17

Second rare Asian elephant born in a month

We're celebrating another momentous arrival for our family herd of Asian elephants, the second newborn in a month.

  • Elephants
  • New arrivals
  • Feature - Elephant
  • Mammals